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The commons is the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth. These resources are held in common, not owned privately. Commons can also be understood as natural resources that groups of people manage for individual and collective benefit. Characteristically, this involves a variety of informal norms and values employed for a governance mechanism. Commons can be also defined as a social practice of governing a resource not by state or market but by a community of users that self-governs the resource through institutions that it creates.

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MPs vote down bid to ram Brexit bill through Commons, throwing Boris Johnson's plans into chaos

Boris Johnson has suffered a spectacular blow to his Brexit plans after MPs voted down a bid to ram his deal through the Commons before Halloween.
Independent - Published

Brexit deal approved by Commons for first time as Boris Johnson wins vote

Moment of triumph for prime minister – seven months after Theresa May's deal was thrown out for final time
Independent - Published

Videos for Commons


PM to pause Brexit Bill until extension decision is reached [Video]PM to pause Brexit Bill until extension decision is reached

Boris Johnson has been forced to put his plans to leave the EU on October 31 on ice after suffering another humiliating Commons defeat. MPs voted by 322 to 308 to reject his plan to ram legislation..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:28Published

Government’s bid to fast-track Withdrawal Agreement defeated [Video]Government’s bid to fast-track Withdrawal Agreement defeated

Boris Johnson has been forced to put his plans to leave the EU on October 31 on ice after suffering another humiliating Commons defeat. MPs voted by 322 to 308 to reject his plan to ram legislation..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:40Published

Ex-Tory Heidi Allen joins Liberal Democrats [Video]Ex-Tory Heidi Allen joins Liberal Democrats

Former Conservative MP Heidi Allen has joined the Liberal Democrats, the party has said. The South Cambridgeshire MP, who has been sitting as an independent since quitting the Change UK group in June,..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:43Published

Speaker John Bercow brands Commons culture as 'toxic' [Video]Speaker John Bercow brands Commons culture as 'toxic'

Speaker John Bercow has said the culture in the Commons on Wednesday was "toxic", adding it was "worse than any I have known in my 22 years in the House". Responding to the tumoltous scenes in the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:25Published

 

Boris Johnson threatens to axe Brexit deal and demand election if MPs refuse to ram it through Commons in three days

Boris Johnson has threatened to pull his Brexit deal and force a general election if MPs delay the departure date for leaving the EU until January.
Independent - Published

MPs win bid to vote on second Brexit referendum in Saturday parliament showdown

MPs have won a key parliamentary vote paving the way for a Commons bid to secure a second referendum on Saturday.
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson: Voters attack 'unacceptable' suspension of parliament, as prime minister prepares to lock MPs out of Commons

Parliamentary sittings to be suspended for five weeks as Brexit crisis heightens
Independent - Published

Geoffrey Cox: Tory minister ordered to apologise for misleading MPs about income from rent

Attorney General Geoffrey Cox has been ordered to apologise to the Commons for giving "wrong information" about the rent he receives from his London home.
Independent - Published

Brexit: MPs and peers taking legal action to stop Boris Johnson from suspending Commons to allow no deal

Cross-party group of parliamentarians want Scottish court to rule before MPs return to Westminster in September
Independent - Published

Boris Johnson could face parliamentary majority of one after becoming PM, Tory MPs warn

Government insider predicts Conservatives' command of Commons will ebb long before 2022 election
Independent - Published

New prime minister could 'chicken out' of putting Brexit plan to Commons until autumn, under Tory plans

Theresa May thought to be planning valedictory appearance at prime minister's questions in late July – delaying her replacement's arrival
Independent - Published

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